As part of Culture Days 2010, folklorist Dale Jarvis leads an artist's talk about Come All Ye -Second Verse, a light-hearted portrait of Newfoundland folk music. Interview is with printmaker and musician Caroline Clarke, and woodwork and mixed media artist Pam Dorey. Recorded in front of a live audience on Friday, September 24, 2010 at the Devon House, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, 59 Duckworth Street, St. John's. Topics: art, artist, interview, culture, newfoundland, music
Stories of true encounters with the paranormal continue to be told to this very day in St. John's, Newfoundland. In this podcast, storyteller and author Dale Jarvis shares a story of ghostly ballerinas that dates back to the years of the Second World War. The author reads the tale from his book "Wonderful Strange: Ghosts, Fairies and Fabulous Beasties" published by Flanker Press. In the tale, a young girl receives nightly visitations from phantom dancers, as well as a black-haired... Topics: ghost, ghost story, storytelling, newfoundland, dancers, ballerinas, paranormal, supernatural, Dale...
A lecture on people and place, and the intangible cultural heritage strategy of Newfoundland and Labrador, given by folklorist Dale Gilbert Jarvis on Thursday, November 19th, 2009, at the Cultural Tourism Conference in Trinity, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Canada. Topics: cultural tourism, intangible cultural heritage, folklore, tourism, culture, art, folklife,...
Stories of true encounters with the paranormal continue to be told in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, to the present day. In this podcast, storyteller and author Dale Jarvis reads a tale of ghostly ballerinas that dates back the Second World War. The story is taken from his book "Wonderful Strange: Ghosts, Fairies and Fabulous Beasties" published by Flanker Press. Topics: ghost, ghost story, storytelling, newfoundland, dancers, ballerinas, paranormal, supernatural, Dale...
In December 2014 edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (HFNL) explores membership with the Inter-City Intangible Cultural Cooperation Network (ICCN); some thoughts on placemaking; the Outer Battery’s Charles Pearcey is designated as a Provincial Tradition Bearer; HFNL Announces Three Fisheries ICH Projects in Cupids, Pouch Cove, and Labrador; and Sharon King-Campbell declares war! (Don't worry,... Topics: placemaking, heritage, newfoundland, games, intangible cultural heritage, pouch cove, outer...
In this month's edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador's ICH office launches its new Avalon Folklore Project, a project-based training initiative where communities can apply to work with a folklorist on local traditions under threat; Joelle Carey interviews Max Clarke of Paradise about his love of make and break engines; the Make & Break Flotilla and Parts Swap draws closer; and the Museum... Topics: training, boats, engines, newfoundland, labrador, folklore
This is one of my favourite old ghost stories from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. The story involves a young bride who goes missing, her heartbroken husband, and a terrible secret that emerges some time later. I've told this story over the years on the St. John's Haunted Hike, and it is always a favourite. This version was recorded live at The Rooms, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, on (appropriately enough) Hallowe'en night, October 31, 2007! Topics: ghost stories, storytelling, dale jarvis, story, ghosts, paranormal, hallowe'en, storyteller,...
In this month's Intangible Cultural Heritage Update we celebrate dance heritage, ICH in Conception Bay South, the traditional naming of trap berths in Carbonear, and a new project of the Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives. Plus Living RICH, and Cupid makes an appearance in Cupids! Topics: Trap berths, place names, culture, folklore, Newfoundland
In this month's edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update, provincial folklorist Dale Jarvis brings you up to date on ICH activities over the summer months, news on the Canada-wide Culture Days event scheduled for September, a peek at what our intern has been up to with Memorial University's Digital Archives Initiative, sound traditions, and an invite to participate in Doors Open St. John's and Doors Open Petty Harbour with sites ranging from the divine to the disgusting! Topics: Doors Open, Newfoundland, Petty Harbour, Culture Days
In this edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: we introduce the Grey Sock Project, linking the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the First World War with traditional knitting skills; the Food Security Network on their "All Around The Table" seniors' oral history project; and researching tiddly, hoist your sails and run and other children's games and pastimes. Topics: games, WWI, newfoundland, knitting
A ghost story from the city of Valletta, Malta. Told by storyteller Dale Gilbert Jarvis, and recorded live at the "Voices in the Vaults Summer Storytelling Series" on Friday, August 29, in the Newman Wine Vaults Provincial Historic Site, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. A classic ghost story, incorporating motif E281 - "Ghosts haunt house." While this story could be told about countless port towns, this particular tale is based on a story from the walled city of Valletta,... Topics: Dale Gilbert Jarvis, storytelling, stories, ghosts, malta, valetta, legend, sailors, phantoms,...
Mr Clayton Tipple, Corner Brook, recalls a noteworthy train derailment in Flat Bay, Newfoundland, and talks about what would cause a train to go off the rails. Recorded at his home in Corner Brook by Nicole Penney and Dale Jarvis, 20 March 2012. Topics: trains, derailment, railroad history
An interview conducted by Dale Jarvis, Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer for Newfoundland and Labrador, as part of the traditional dance symposium held in Old Perlican on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Interview introduced by Dr. Kristin Harris-Walsh, Centre for Music, Media and Place, Memorial University. Interviewees are Sheila Power, Baccalieu Trotters of North River; Wendy Wager, Feather Point Dancers, Harbour Grace; Elizabeth Tuttle, Baccalieu Square Dancers, Old Perlican; and... Topics: dance, set dancing, square dance, dancing, traditional dance, newfoundland
This month, we celebrate the 50th edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update newsletter. We look at back at where we've come from, provide an overview of the recent Baccalieu Trail Heritage Forum, remember the adventures of a wayward polar bear in Quidi Vidi, and explore how the Provincial Historic Commemorations Program is working to safeguard intangible cultural heritage in Newfoundland and Labrador.Contributors: Dale Jarvis, Sarah Ingram, Lisa Wilson Topics: Newfoundland, heritage, culture
Dale Gilbert Jarvis, folklorist, storyteller and Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer for the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador gives the address to the annual general meeting of the Clarenville Heritage Society, Inc, on Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at the College of the North Atlantic, Clarenville, Newfoundland, speaking on place names, possible origins of the name "Clarenville" and on his role as ICH Development Officer. Topics: place names, Clarenville, Newfoundland, Dale Gilbert Jarvis
A traditional fairy story from the Isle of Skye, originally collected by W.Y Evans-Wentz in the early part of the twentieth century, and which was published in his book "The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries." It includes references to the fairy practice of abducting human children, and also of the fair folk's gift of prophecy. Told by storyteller Dale Jarvis, recorded January 11, 2007 Topics: storytelling, storyteller, dale jarvis, dale gilbert jarvis, spoken word, fairy tales, fairies,...
In this edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador, we turn the sod on our Seeds to Supper Festival, the province's third annual folklife festival; young folklorists hit water street and work on heritage fairs projects; we explore the tradition of root cellars; and the Heritage Foundation takes on a new public folklore co-op student. Topics: folklore, festivals, heritage, culture, newfoundland, root cellars
A recitation entitled "Continuous Production" written and performed by Mr Terry Penney, about life at the mill in Corner Brook. Recorded as part of the "Tea 'n' Baskets" event hosted by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador at the Glynmill Inn, Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada on 18 March 2012. Topics: recitation, folk poetry, mill culture
Storyteller Dale Gilbert Jarvis tells the traditional folk tale, "Foolish Jack", to a group of students at Holy Cross Elementary School, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Recorded live on Friday, 11 April 2008. Topics: storytelling, storyteller, folk tale, fairy tale, jack, jack tale, dale gilbert jarvis
On Friday, September 30th, 2011, the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Newfoundland Historic Trust, hosted a St. Johnâs Tweetup event at the Newman Wine Vaults Provincial Historic Site on Water Street, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, as part of Culture Days. As part of the event, folklorist Dale Jarvis moderated a panel discussion with people in the cultural sector on the role of social media in local arts, how it is working, and where it is going. Panelists were John... Topics: social media, newfoundland, culture, arts
Grace Shears and Gerrard Duffney of The Seekers, a paranormal investigation team based in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada, are joined by author and storyteller Dale Jarvis of the St. John's Haunted Hike for a panel session on paranormal investigation and story collecting at the 2012 Atlanti-CON sci-fi convention in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, 29 September 2012. Topics: ghost stories, paranormal, supernatural, investigations, folklore, newfoundland, ghosts
In this special February edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador, our contributors get all romantic (most of them, anyway!). Learn about the Heritage Foundation's celebration of Heritage Day 2013, enjoy some traditional Czech pernicky (gingerbread), explore love stories from the appropriately named community of Heart's Content, see how an outport nurse celebrated her honeymoon, and lock up your loved ones. We love you, folklore! Topics: love, romance, marriage, folklore, oral history
In this edition of Newfoundland and Labrador's ICH Update for April 2011, we announce the dates for the Old Time Concerts series in Heart's Content, Cupids and Bay Roberts; Melissa Squarey talks to Betty Rumbolt about the tradition of Easter tea buns in Upper Island Cove, and folklorist Sandra Wheeler introduces us to a new generation of young fabric artists working in the old tradition of rug hooking. Topics: culture, heritage, craft, recipes, food
In this month's edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update, ethnomusicologist Dr. Beverley Diamond wins the prestigious Trudeau Fellowship, Diana Quinton helps communities tell their local stories, the Town of Placentia salutes one of its living treasures (and my favourite eel trapper) Mr Freeman Upshall, an 18-year-old Labrador student wins a Women's Institute scholarship with an essay on local heritage, notes on a meal of fish from the Great Northern Peninsula, and those fences keep... Topics: intangible cultural heritage, oral history, folklore, newfoundland, labrador, fences, fish
Intangible Cultural Heritage Update December 2008: What Is ICH? Booklet Rug Hooking in Labrador Planning Cultural Documentation Projects - David Taylor workshop Provincial ICH Needs Assessment and Survey completed Remembering Christmas Traditions Topics: intangible cultural heritage, newfoundland, folklore, rug hooking, tradition
In this edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: the Seeds to Supper Festival gets underway with a workshop on culinary tourism, featuring Canada's Top Chef participant Todd Perrin; we celebrate our agricultural history with an evening of stories of farming past, present and future; a local woman keeps the tradition of Newfoundland ponies alive; news on the Culture, Place and Identity at the Heart of Regional Development conference coming this fall; a... Topics: folklore, folklife, festival, food
In the March 2013 edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: we announce the launch of "Living Spaces: The Architecture of the Family Fishery in Keels, Newfoundland,” a report based on the 2012 Keels Folklore Field School, edited by Dr. Gerald Pocius; researchers Lisa Wilson and Christina Robarts provide articles celebrating International Women’s Day; we announce a series of March events related to cultural landscapes and root cellars; and we gear... Topics: newfoundland, culture, food, eastern europe, landscape, book launch, festival
The story of Paddy Mahony's gold, a tale of buried treasure and its supernatural guardian, from Horse's Head, Little Colinet Island, St. Mary's Bay, Newfoundland, Canada. Horse's Head was inhabited by one Paddy Mahony, who dwelt in what was referred to as a "solitary hut". Somehow it was revealed to the lucky Paddy that a great treasure was to be found in a certain place near Horse's Head. Paddy lost no time, and set out with shovel in hand in search of the buried treasure. Read by... Topics: Dale Gilbert Jarvis, folklore, Newfoundland, storytelling, buried treasure, gold, little colinet,...
In this edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: we outline our plans for the Petty Harbour Memory store, a public recording booth which will be set up to archive memories of growing up in Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove; the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador announces a $5000 grant for research on the historic fishery in the province; heritage intern Terra Barrett reports on community celebrations in Petty Harbour; Lisa Wilson gives an update... Topics: heritage, inuit, labrador, fishing, oral history, folklore, intangible cultural heritage
Folklorist and Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer Dale Jarvis introduces the Food, Folklore and Tourism Workshop in Cupids, Newfoundland on Monday, 15 August 2011, with some thoughts on steamed and boiled puddings, and how food, folklore and culture are intertwined. Topics: food, folklore, culture, christmas, tradition, newfoundland
In the late 1970s American folklorist, David Taylor, conducted a series of interviews in the Trinity Bay area while researching his Memorial University folklore thesis, "Boatbuilding in Winterton: The Design, Construction and Use of Inshore Fishing Boats in a Newfoundland Community". In this podcast, we present short clips of two of those interviews. The first, dating from March 22, 1979 is part of Dr. Taylor's interview with Mr. Lionel Pearcey, who was born December 8, 1918, in... Topics: boatbuilding, newfoundland, tradition, intangible cultural heritage, podcast, david taylor
In the 2013 August/September issue of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update: students start the Folklore 6020 field school in Quidi Vidi; the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador launches its most recent publication, on lych-gates in Newfoundland; archaeologist Sarah Ingram gives an update on the wells and springs project; Nicole Penney reports on digitizing the Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation Oral History Collection; we have a report on HFNL's recent tombstone rubbing... Topics: cemetery, tombstone, oral history, folklore, newfoundland, wells, springs
In this month's ICH update: the creation of Dance NL, to safeguard dance traditions and contemporary dance in Newfoundland and Labrador; and our ICH intern Jed Baker goes to the Wooden Boat Conference and reports back. Topics: Newfoundland, intangible cultural heritage, boatbuilding, dance, dancing, boats, boat building
In the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador for April-June 2015: folklorist Dale Jarvis is working with the Champney's West Heritage Group on a cultural mapping project; Terra Barrett writes about the soon-to-be-released oral history booklet from Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove; the Heritage Foundation of NL invites you to listen to stories about heritage properties as part of The Memory Store, now on YouTube; and you are invited to a free "Saving our Stories"... Topics: folklore, intangible cultural heritage, oral history, Newfoundland
In this month's edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador is conducting a needs assessment survey, to measure the type and amount of ICH related training needed in the province; work continues on the Foundation's documentation of the Heart's Content Registered Heritage District; intern Joelle Carey starts work on a project identifying living Newfoundland Ponies; new ICH intern Christina Robarts works... Topics: Newfoundland, culture, skateboarding, russian, newfoundland ponies
In this month's ICH Update, we look at a project to place materials from the Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive which relate to mummering traditions online, an article on the wren, the king of the birds, a note from Harbour Breton on an Iron Foot, an update on what's new with the Digital Archives Initiative, and a preview of the Place, Narrative and New Media Symposium Topics: mummering, jannying, newfoundland, mummers, festival, new media, intangible cultural heritage, ich
In this month's edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador, we go looking for traditional basket makers; Mel Squarey interviews Chris Belbin about the history of Belbin's Grocery; a new cell phone oral history project is launched in The Battery; and Tales of Town returns to The Rooms Theatre, with memories of Christmas past. Topics: oral history, culture, tradition, museums, newfoundland
In the Newfoundland and Labrador ICH Update newsletter for December 2013: an invitation to the Intangible Cultural Heritage mini forum on December 13th; a report on the historic Legge Homestead, a Registered Heritage Structure; the Armagh Rhymers visit from Northern Ireland; and, Christmas memories from Spaniard's Bay, Bay Roberts, and Quidi Vidi.Contributors: Dale Jarvis, Lisa Wilson, Sarah Ingram, Andrea O'Brien Topics: newfoundland, christmas, folklore, oral history, tradition, vernacular architecture
Folklorist Dale Jarvis interviews Mira Hunter on the topic of Turkish whirling, a type of traditional dance and moving meditation, as part of the 20th anniversary of the Festival of New Dance in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Recorded Thursday, September 23, 2010 at Cochrane Street United Church. Mira Hunter is a visual artist and second-generation sufi mevlevi whirling dervish, who began her traditional training at the age of 16 with her father Raqib Burke and Sheikh Jelaladdin Loras. Topics: dervish, dancing, whirling, Turkish, Newfoundland, dance, sufi
In this month's edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Update, we focus on an oral history project in Ferryland, Newfoundland, look at a mummering folklife festival planned for December 2009, look at how hours of audio material from Fogo Island have been archived online, introduce you to one of the folklore interns, and discover what is meant by the word "friar" in a geographic context. Plus, Clary Croft, folklore researcher, is set to visit Newfoundland. Topics: folklore, folklife, mummering, Newfoundland, intangible cultural heritage, ich, fogo, ferryland,...
In the January 2015 edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update newsletter: Alanna Wicks invites youth aged 18-35 to the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador's first Youth Heritage Forum, set for March 7th, 2015 in St. John's; Sharon King-Campbell interviews Berkley Reynolds about his memories of growing up in Salmon Cove, as part of the Hoist Your Sails and Run games research project; Memorial University of Newfoundland is seeking organizations who would be willing to host... Topics: youth, heritage, fishery, newfoundland, labrador
World Storytelling Day Concert, recorded live March 21, 2007 at The Rooms, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Introduction by Perry Chafe, followed by "The Three Dolls" performed by storyteller Dale Jarvis; "The Giant Who Had No Heart in His Body" and "The Boy Who Loved to Draw Cats" by storyteller Elinor Benjamin; and concluding with "The Fairy Frog" by Dale Jarvis. Started in Sweden in 2003, World Storytelling Day has grown in a few short years to a... Topics: storytelling, storyteller, spoken word, fairy tale, legend, Newfoundland, fairy tales
Storyteller Dale Gilbert Jarvis tells the traditional Corsican ghost story and folktale "Goldenhair". Recorded in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada on Saturday, February 10, 2007. The wicked Count Rinaldo loves a young girl's long golden hair, and wishes to marry her. But Goldenhair loves a peasant lad by the name of Pietro, and refuses to marry the Count... Topics: folk tale, fairy tale, ghost story, storytelling, storyteller, dale jarvis, corsica, traditional...
Intangible Cultural Heritage Update, Number 008, Summer 2009. The monthly intangible cultural heritage newsletter of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador. In this edition: HFNL undertakes an survey of folklore and oral history recordings in the province SmartLabrador continues its oral history research on the Labrador Straits Remembering Violetta Halpert Topics: ich, heritage, folklore, intangible cultural heritage, newfoundland, labrador, heritage
Happy New Year from the Intangible Cultural Heritage office of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador! In this edition of the ICH Update, news of an introductory workshop on folklore and oral history interviews, the announcement of the 2011 Folklife Festival theme, a review of the 2010 Mummers Festival, a Google Maps workshop in Trepassey, a local cobbler puts a new sole in an old tradition, and the launch of our new Tradition Bearers Spotlight program. Topics: ICH, folklore, oral history, newfoundland, mummering, folklife, cobbler, shoe repair
A traditional tale of a ghostly ship from Holyrood, Conception Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, told by storyteller Dale Jarvis, and adapted from his book "The Golden Leg and Other Ghostly Campfire Tales" published by Flanker Press. Topics: ghost ship, ghost, supernatural, ghost stories, storytelling, storyteller, dale gilbert jarvis
In this edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update from Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial University's Department of Folklore will be hosting the the launch of the Dr. Peter Narvaez book Sonny's Dream: Essays on Newfoundland Folklore and Popular Culture; ICH Development Officer Dale Jarvis explores the revitalization of the Christmas Hobby Horse tradition in Newfoundland and Labrador; we meet the new public folklore intern, Nicole Penney; and notes on our ongoing basket and basket... Topics: folklore, popular culture, material culture, christmas, tradition
In this edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update, the Mummers Festival wins an award for cultural tourism from Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador; the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador offers a Boxes Under The Bed workshop in cooperation with the Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives; the St. John's Storytelling Festival explores the concept of a national folk epic for the province; Mona Petten, of Port de Grave, is the second in our regular Tradition... Topics: ICH, Newfoundland, Labrador, concerts, storytelling, Jack
It has been a busy few months for the ICH office at the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (HFNL), and we are gearing up for a very busy summer. In this edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update, there are a few big announcements, including the accreditation of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador by UNESCO, and the launch of our 2012 Folklife Festival, which this year will take place in Bonavista on August 4th, with a celebration of Newfoundlandâs iconic... Topics: intangible cultural heritage, newfoundland, boat engines, make and break, boats, supernatural
In this edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: the ICH office heads to Paris for UNESCO meetings; more from our Petty Harbour oral history project; Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador board member Doug Wells shares memories of cutting ice in Harbour Breton; the fall 2014 overview of ICH activities; introducing our "Hoist Your Sails And Run" project bringing together youth and seniors to talk about games; and the schedule for the... Topics: Newfoundland, culture, newsletter, heritage, mummers, UNESCO